Man Group strengthens its board

Man Group has appointed Dame Katharine (Kate) Barker as a non-executive director and member of the board's remuneration committee, effective 1 April. Man says she brings over 30 years' experience as a top level Government and business economist with broad-ranging knowledge of monetary and public policy, and the financial services sector to the group.

She served as a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to 2010, during which time she also led two major policy reviews on housing and planning.

She currently acts as a non-executive member of the Office for Budget Responsibility.

Her previous roles include Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse between 2010 and 2016 and Chief Economic Adviser for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from 1994 to 2001.

Chairman Ian Livingston said: "We are delighted to welcome Kate Barker to Man Group's Board.

"She brings strategic thinking and economic insight, coupled with strong knowledge of the financial markets.

"Kate will be a valuable adviser and contributor to the business and I very much look forward to working with her."

At 9:43am: (LON:EMG) Man Group PLC share price was +0.95p at 137.15p